Herbsttreiben – a Market of Markets

The annual Herbsttreiben weekend in Oberursel is being held between the 15th and 17th of September, 2017.

On these days, a handicraft market will take place on the Epinayplatz and in the Kumeliusstraße, cider will be sold on the Marktplatz at the “Ebbelwoi-Vertestigung”, whilst stalls selling French wares will be on the car park behind the Stadthalle.

Sunday, 17th September is “verkaufsoffen” and many of the shops in the town centre will be open during the afternoon.
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Herbsttreiben – a Market of Markets

Vegetables - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / OG_visionThe annual Herbsttreiben weekend in Oberursel is being held between the 16th and 18th of September, 2016.

On these days, a handicraft market will take place on the Epinayplatz and in the Kumeliusstraße, cider will be sold on the Marktplatz at the “Ebbelwoi-Vertestigung”, whilst stalls selling French wares will be on the car park behind the Stadthalle.

Sunday, 21st September is “verkaufsoffen” and many of the shops in the town centre will be open during the afternoon, and also on Sunday a Vietnamese festival will take place in the Adenauerallee between 12pm and 6pm.
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Hitting the bosses’ nails on the heads

At the recent autumn fair in Oberursel, the bosses of the local craftsmen came up with an interesting competition. On Satuday evening (20th September, 2014), they lined up to see who could hammer a nail into a block of wood using the least blows.

The line up of those taking part including a number of people who, although themselves may not be seen in public that often, their names are a common and well-known sight on the side of vans in the town.

The participants of the nail-hitting contest

The participants of the nail-hitting contest

Some of those taking part needed only three blows to get the nail in properly, others took up to 26.

After the initial round of hitting the names in “normally”, the top four entered a second round using the reverse side of the hammer – the one normally used for taking nails back out again.  Dirk Velte, Sven Gottschalk, Gerd Bansa and Martin Henrich had each only needed exactly three blows for their nails.

Gerd Bansa preparing to start the second round

Gerd Bansa preparing to start the second round

Taking it in turns in the second round, it was Gerd Bansa, who has an interior decorating business, whose nail was first into the wooden block properly.

Herbsttreiben – a Market of Markets

Vegetables - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / OG_visionThe annual Herbsttreiben weekend in Oberursel is being held between the 19th and 21st of September, 2014.

On these days, a handicraft market will take place on the Epinayplatz and in the Kumeliusstraße, cider will be sold on the Marktplatz at the “Ebbelwoi-Vertestigung”, whilst stalls selling French wares will be on the Rathausplatz.

Also on the Marktplatz there will be a market of specialities from Thuringia, and music and entertainment can be expected at both the Marktplatz and the Rathausplatz.

Sunday, 21st September is “verkaufsoffen” and many of the shops in the town centre will be open during the afternoon, and also on Sunday a Vietnamese festival will take place in the Adenauerallee between 12pm and 6pm.

During the entire weekend a miniature railway for children will be running in the Ackergasse and Untere Hainstraße. [Read more…]

Oberursel City Card collected for Schüssel

The “Oberursel City Card” group were giving away free points to visitors to the autumn market (“Herbsttreiben”) at the weekend.  In return for a donation of at least one Euro, City Card owners could spin the wheel and earn themselves some extra points.

The proceeds went to the good cause known as “Schüssel und Freunde helfen”

Schüssel collecting the donations at the autumn market

Herbsttreiben – a Market of Markets

Vegetables - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / OG_visionThe annual Herbsttreiben weekend in Oberursel is being held between the 13th and 15th of September, 2013.

On these days, a handicraft market will take place on the Epinayplatz and in the Kumeliusstraße, cider will be sold on the Marktplatz at the “Ebbelwoi-Vertestigung” and at the “Apfelweingarten” in the Vorstadt, whilst stalls selling French wares will be on the Rathausplatz.

Also on the Marktplatz there will be a market of specialities from Thuringia, and music and entertainment can be expected at both the Marktplatz and the Rathausplatz.

Sunday, 15th September is “verkaufsoffen” and many of the shops in the town centre will be open during the afternoon.

During the entire weekend a miniature railway for children will be running in the Ackergasse and Untere Hainstraße. [Read more…]

Herbsttreiben – a Market of Markets

Vegetables - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / OG_visionThe annual Herbsttreiben weekend in Oberursel is being held between the 14th and 16th of September, 2012.

On these days, a handicraft market will take place on the Epinayplatz and in the Kumeliusstraße, cider will be sold on the Marktplatz at the “Ebbelwoi-Vertestigung” and at the “Apfelweingarten” in the Vorstadt, whilst stalls selling French wares will be on the Rathausplatz.

Also on the Marktplatz there will be a market of specialities from Thuringia, and music and entertainment can be expected at both the Marktplatz and the Rathausplatz.

Sunday, 16th September is “verkaufsoffen” and many of the shops in the town centre will be open during the afternoon.

During the entire weekend a miniature railway for children will be running in the Ackergasse and Untere Hainstraße.  On Saturday morning the monthly flea market will also be held as usual in the Adenauerallee and Nassauer Straße. [Read more…]

Herbsttreiben – a Market of Markets

Vegetables - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / OG_visionThe annual Herbsttreiben weekend in Oberursel is being held between the 16th and 18th of September, 2011.

On these days, a handicraft market will take place on the Epinayplatz, cider will be sold on the Marktplatz, fresh produce will be sold at a market on the Rathausplatz and stalls selling French wares will be in the Kumeliusstraße.

The French stalls are open every day from 10am to 7pm, the rest open on Friday at 6pm, and on Sunday many of the shops in the town centre will also be open during the afternoon.

 

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